Eye Institute at Harborview
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|Day of Week||Hours Open|
|Monday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
If at any point your symptoms worsen or you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Services available at this location include:
- Cornea and external disease
- Ocular tumors
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Ophthalmology (eye disorders)
- Refractive surgery
- Retinal degenerative diseases
- Uveitis & ocular inflammation
Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for all eye conditions
Located two blocks from the main medical center in Harborview's Ninth & Jefferson Building on First Hill in Seattle, the UW Medicine Eye Institute offers cutting-edge medical and surgical eye care for common to complex conditions and disorders.
Our staff provides comprehensive treatment for people with glaucoma, cataracts, diseases of the retina, cornea, orbit and nerves and age-related eye diseases. We also perform refractive procedures such as LASIK and oculofacial plastic surgery procedures.
Eyes on James is our full-service optical shop in the Ninth & Jefferson building and offers eye exams, specialty glasses and contact lenses.
Harborview Medical Center is at 325 Ninth Avenue, between Jefferson and Alder streets in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Other clinical sites adjacent to the main medical center are the Ninth and Jefferson Building and Norm Maleng Building. The Patricia Steel Building is three blocks east of the medical center. See map denoting building locations.
The Ninth & Jefferson Building (NJB) is adjacent to Harborview Medical Center (see map). NJB's main walk-in entrance is on Jefferson Street, just east of Ninth Avenue.
From Interstate 5:
- Exit at James Street.
- Turn up the hill onto James Street.
- Turn right onto Terry Avenue, then access the building's parking garage on the right.
King County Metro Transit provides regular bus service to Harborview (325 Ninth Ave.) on several routes, including the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 60. Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which buses you can take to the medical center and other sites on its campus, which include the Norm Maleng Building, Ninth and Jefferson Building and Patricia Steel Building.
The Ninth & Jefferson Building has a multilevel underground parking garage, accessible from Terry Avenue, with spaces for 670 vehicles. Allow time to park before your appointment. The garages are busy.
- View Park Garage/P1 on Eighth Avenue between Alder and Jefferson streets.
- Ninth and Jefferson Building garage/P3 on Terry Avenue between Jefferson and James Streets. The garages are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Harborview Medical Center and the Patricia Steel Building offer ramps at their main entrances. The Norm Maleng and Ninth and Jefferson buildings enable easy access for all visitors. Security personnel also are available to help people enter and leave facilities.
For after hours and emergency treatments, call the Community CareLine, 206.744.2500.